8 SRTC workers arrested for beating police drivers in Srinagar

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Srinagar, Mar 13 (UNI) At least four drivers of Jammu and Kashmir Police were injured when striking employees of the State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) attacked them on the outskirts today, a police spokesman said, eight SRTC employees were arrested and cases were registered against them.

He said in order to mitigate the inconvenience of the general masses, particularly the commuters, services of drivers from Jammu and Kashmir Police were sought by the SRTC management.

The SRTC services to some routes of Jammu and Hazratbal shrine, in view of the Eid-e-Milad Nabi, were started with the help of J&K Police drivers.

On way to Jammu today, as the Police drivers alongwith the passengers in SRTC buses reached Sempora, on the outskirts of Srinagar city under jurisdiction of Police station Pantha Chowk, some striking SRTC employees who came from Anantnag, attacked the buses.

They forced the passengers out of the buses and forcibly de-boarded drivers and conductors of the buses.

Four police personnel, identified as Head-Constable Shabir Ahmed, SgCt Ab Khaliq, Constables Nissar Ahmed and Zain-ul-abdin were attacked by the SRTC employees at the behest of some of their leaders.

Police has registered a case FIR No 19/2008 under Section 341,147,332,109 in Police station Pantha Chowk against these employees in this regard.

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